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    What about confidentiality in my sessions with a psychologist?

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    I want to start talking to a psychologist about some problems in my life, but I am worried about my privacy. Will my psychologist keep what I say confidential?
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  • Naomi Rose


    Naomi Rose is a registered psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia & AHPRA and an associate member of the Australian Psychological Society. She has … View Profile

    What you say to a psychologist during your sessions is kept confidential. However, there are 2 exceptions. First: If you or anyone else is at risk of harm then the psychologist is a mandatory reporter to the relevant authorities. Second: If your matter is subpoenaed by the court then the practice needs to respond to the court orders.

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